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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:07 pm 
Bengal Kitten

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About 6 weeks ago, I brought home a 1 1/2 year old male who is a retired stud. He was neutered shortly before I brought him home. He has adapted well to our home (he's our first bengal and first cat) and we absolutely loves him! I worry that he may be a bit lonely since he has lived his whole life with two different breeders surrounded by other bengals. I contacted the breeder who sold him to me and she said that he got along with everyone except the other male stud. She recommended a female bengal as a companion and suggested the sooner if we add another bengal to our home the sooner the better. However, she doesn't have anything available for several months and it would be a young kitten.

The male is very laid back and I worry that a confident female would easily dominate him, which is why I'm reluctant to put a deposit on a female kitten before her personality is known. I've been in touch with another breeder who has an almost 5 month old female who she says is also laid back and gets along with all other cats. She sounds like a perfect match but I do have some concerns/questions...

Could there be an issue bringing home a 5 month old unspayed female with a recently neutered male/retired stud in the home?
Could she go into heat soon?
When would be the best time to have her spayed? Soon after bringing her home or give her time to adapt first? (Her breeder says wait until 6-8 months but I'd rather have it done sooner.)

Any advice is appreciated! Thanks :smile:

PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 1:21 pm 
Senior Bengal

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Better to have her neutered soon to prevent unwanted incidents. Potentially, she could be making all sorts of strange yowling sounds (as she is in 'pain) and movements like rolling and she'll start to stalk him once in heat. She'll push him, knocks his head, kisses and even claws him, then lies on all fours and perch her bottom, urging him to mount, but he'll lose interest and walks away (as he is neutered). Or she'll roll on the floor trying to impress the male. The cycle will keep repeating itself. Its bizarre to watch. :mrgreen:

This is probably a milder example:


PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 6:09 pm 
Asian Leopard Cat

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Congratulations on your new baby. Definitely have the female spayed ASAP. Many females are spayed before they ever leave the breeder at 12 weeks. Just know that cats have different personalities and whether these two would get along -- who knows. Depends on the environment they are in, whether they each have plenty of territory for themselves. Laid back cats are wonderful!!! And these two could become the BEST of friends.

I would like to caution you that retired studs who have been neutered will continue to spray and mark. Mine was neutered at 12 weeks and is 10 years old and sprays everywhere, sometimes even in the house. So beware of this issue. Feliway is not helping in my case.

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